Around this time last year I first heard about Thermomixes and I just didn’t get it.
I was thinking why on earth would you want to make something from scratch when you can just buy it from the shops?
Ha! I really had no idea or concept of clean eating with out all of the additives and preservatives.
I am slowly educating myself on clean eating and I love watching Jodie’s journey and I have learnt a lot from just reading her blog and checking out her Facebook page.
Thanks for writing this piece Jodie, I think the universe is telling me I need to get a thermie!
- Jac aka Retro Mumma xx
Hi, my name is Jodie and I live a very beautiful part of Western Australia, the South West. I have two little boys who are 2 ½ and 1.
My partner works FIFO and I work part time so life is very busy for me right now. I decided to start my blog Small Steps to a Big Change to keep track of my family’s changing lifestyle and to have a bit of accountability too I guess. I have been interested in removing additives and preservatives from our diet for a while now and when I read Julie Eady’s book Additive Alert, well that sealed the deal for me. I would recommend this book to everyone out there it’s an eye opener! It’s a great starting point for those of you who want to change your eating habits.
How do you change a lifetime of bad habits? Slowly, and with baby steps. There is so much information out there on food, green living and simple living it’s just mind boggling. I’ve spent countless hours during nap time and at night reading different blogs, websites and books. One thing is clear though, more and more families are choosing to change their lifestyle and eating habits. It’s like a mini revolution of getting back to basics. Living and eating like our grandparents did. Reducing our food waste, use of plastic, reusing and recycling, and reducing our dependence on the dreaded microwave. These are just some of the things many people have started to do in their homes.
I’ve started to introduce a challenge a week on my blog which is just something small and easy that everyone can do in their own home. I’d love for others who want to change to join in too. The more people who start to turn their back on the big companies who choose what we eat and how we live the better! I want my boys to grow up with healthy eating habits and who else is going to teach them that but me? I’m certainly not perfect and I’m still learning everyday as this is one huge journey and I have a long, long way to go.
You can find my blog at http://smallstepstoabigchange.blogspot.com.au/ and I’m also on Facebook here (https://www.facebook.com/SmallStepsToABigChange?fref=ts) . If you want to email me about anything please feel free. I’m at email@example.com .
I thought I’d include a recipe too as we all know how much Retro Mumma loves being in the kitchen This one is on my blog it’s a Thermomix recipe and is delicious! It’s off www.forumthermomix.com. I’m sure lots of you can convert this to a standard recipe but I’m not that clever!!!
White Chocolate, Sesame and Sunflower Seed Biscuits
125g Unsalted Butter
80g Rapadura Sugar
200g Self Raising Wholemeal flour
20g Sesame Seeds
20g Sunflower seeds
100g White Chocolate bits
Preheat oven to 120 degrees fan forced. Line baking sheets with grease proof or baking paper.
Place softened butter and rapadura in themomix and cream together 20 seconds speed 4-5. Scrape down bowl and cream a further 5-10 seconds if needed. Add egg and mix 10 seconds speed 4. Place all remaining ingredients into the thermomix and mix for 20 seconds on reverse and speed 4.
Place tablespoon sized balls of mixture onto baking sheets and flatten with a dampened fork.
Bake for 25-30 minutes until they just begin to change colour. Cool for 5-10 minutes before transferring to wire cooling rack to cool completely.
Thankyou Retro Mumma for letting me post on your gorgeous blog J I hope to see some of you over at mine.